Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Amazon launches service to set up smart gadgets in your home

The amazon echo is seen on display at the Amazon Books store in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in New York City New York Amazon launches service to set up smart gadgets in your home
Bessie Robbins | 11 July, 2017, 00:15

The move could cut down on returns, too - smart home devices can be intimidating if you're a novice, and this might convince some newcomers to stick with their products.

Best Buy is off its lows of the day.

Amazon's service is now available in seven markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif. and San Jose. It's a push to close the gap for people who may not fully understand how smart devices work, or why they'd use them in their homes, while promoting the capabilities of the Echo voice assistant.

Shares of best Buy are plummeting after the news broke.

In a move designed to rival Best Buy's Geek Squad installation and fix team, the online giant is quietly creating its own fleet of gadget experts, according to ReCode.

An employee check computer inventory that is part of a "Black Friday" sale at a Best Buy on November 24, 2016 in Orem, Utah.

This kind of customer service is one of the clearest advantages traditional retailers have over e-commerce giants like Amazon.

Based on Amazon's job listings, the service will expand to Tampa, Hoboken, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, and Las Vegas soon.

Installation for most third-party smart home products (such as the ecobee3 Thermostat or Harmony Elite Remote & Hub) costs $99, but Amazon is only charging $9.99 to set up its own Fire TV devices.

Amazon's new push into smart home consulting is something Apple should be watching closely because advocating for HomeKit needs to go beyond device makers promoting compatibility. Now, Amazon wants to add being on your doorstep and in your home to that long, and growing list. "They have been handpicked for their technology experience, passion for customer service, and strong track record".

Amazon's newest service is looking to give Best Buy a run for its money.

That sort of in-home service and education is traditionally dominated by Best Buy's Geek Squad unit, which also offers computer and gadget fix services in stores.

Will You Make a Fortune on the Shift to Electric Cars? . Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days.

Recommended

loading...

Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote protested by Israel Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote protested by Israel In an intractable and long-running battle, Unesco's recognition is, at least, a move in the right direction for Palestinians. At the centre of the dispute is the site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque and to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs .

DoD: Latest North Korean Missile Is 'Not One We've Seen Before' DoD: Latest North Korean Missile Is 'Not One We've Seen Before' Chong says while he's not surprised by North Korea's missile test , he believes President Kim Jong Un is playing with fire.

Acrobat Falls to Death Prior to Green Day's Performance at Spanish Festival Acrobat Falls to Death Prior to Green Day's Performance at Spanish Festival Specialist in aerial dance Pedro Aunión Monroy , was suspended in a cage during the Mad Cool festival in Madrid , on Friday night. The group, which lists its base as Brixton, south London, performed in Mr Aunion's native Spain under the name Compañíadehecho.

Illinois Ends Two-Year Budget Battle After Chemical Scare Illinois Ends Two-Year Budget Battle After Chemical Scare Bruce Rauner's veto, ushering in higher income taxes along with a bit of fiscal certainty the state hasn't had since 2015. The state's finances remain a mess, with over $15 billion in overdue bills because of the budget standoff.

Illinois Suspends Powerball, Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sales Illinois Suspends Powerball, Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sales Lucy Rushing, who works at the Four Way Quick Stop in DeSoto, says until recently, lottery tickets sales were popular. Without a budget, the state lottery does not have authorization to pay out winners.

Mother Arrested After Allegedly Killing Her Husband And Four Children — Georgia Stabbings Mother Arrested After Allegedly Killing Her Husband And Four Children — Georgia Stabbings The hospitalized girl was still alive Thursday afternoon, police said in a brief update on the case. The female suspect and male victim were parents to all of the children, police said.

Barnier sets the price for hard Brexit Barnier sets the price for hard Brexit Despite his ominous tone, Barnier stressed: "There is no punishment for Brexit". We can not let the single market unravel.

J&K will be benefitted most by GST: BJP J&K will be benefitted most by GST: BJP PDP MLA Javid Beg reacted sharply to Rashid's statement followed by BJP members demanding Rashid's suspension. He also read out the provisional GST registration numbers of various businesses owned by Rana and his family.

Where is the India-China standoff heading? Where is the India-China standoff heading? The corridor, sometime referred to as the "Chicken's Neck", is a narrow slice of Indian territory squeezed between Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China.

22 states remove border check posts to facilitate smooth changeover to GST 22 states remove border check posts to facilitate smooth changeover to GST There is already an inbuilt mechanism of anti-profiteering clause to ensure that GST benefits are passed on to the consumer. Earlier, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia also busted seven misconceptions regarding GST.

Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33 Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33 Ryan killed herself in her home. 'I remember waking up and one Little Loca video had like 900 hits and I was like 'Oh, my gosh. The character was obsessively fawn over men on MySpace as well as how many friends she had on the social site.

Trump May Visit Ireland This Month Trump May Visit Ireland This Month The White House said Trump has calls scheduled Monday morning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Everton hope to announce signing of Burnley defender on Monday Everton hope to announce signing of Burnley defender on Monday Keane was reportedly hopeful of a return to former club Manchester United , but they opted to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica. The Toffees may also conduct further business with Burnley this summer after reports talks have opened over striker Andre Gray.

Venezuela Oil Price Below $40 for a 2nd Week Venezuela Oil Price Below $40 for a 2nd Week Forty-seven percent of the 15 oil market experts say there is more downside risk, but 40 percent say there should not be. The investment bank cited higher-than-expected production from Nigeria , Libya and a swift rebound in US shale output.

Serge Ibaka sticking with Raptors, agrees to three-year, $65 million deal Serge Ibaka sticking with Raptors, agrees to three-year, $65 million deal Toronto has a lot of questions heading into the 2017-18 season, and they could regret not breaking up the team in this offseason. Overall in 2016-17, Redick averaged 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.2 minutes over 78 games (all as a starter).